|John Sawhill left Ireland in the 1790's with three children, including daughter
Sawhill (born in 1782) who would marry
Alexander Miller on August 10, 1801.
On May 30,
1802, their only child, Samuel Miller was born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.
Other memorable things from 1802 include:
Napoleon Bonaparte is confirmed as the First Consul,
Beethoven performs his Moonlight Sonata for the first
Wordsworth publishes the poem Westminster Bridge.
was only two when his father died. Samuel and his mother moved westward with his uncles
arriving in Washington Count, PA in 1803. His mother remarried David McConaughy. In 1817 they moved to Deerfield, Ohio on the banks of the Mahoning river.
Samuel followed the trade of carpentry.